Super Blue Blood Moon 2018 - Photos

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I took some photographs of the event.













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So did I, but your are much better!
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I returned late , so managed to get only a few post-eclipse ones
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Super Blue Blood Moon 2018 - Photos

Oh wow... Even on the phone I tell that's good.

I waited an hour for the moon to emerge from behind the clouds. It did so within the full eclipse, so we saw the fully red moon. And it was amazing to see it lighting up again.

Especially as a real noob, it was embarrassing to be the only person on the beach with a tripod! All for a 200mm lens.

In the end... Got a couple worth keeping. But probably not worth showing .
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@Nick , would love to see them. Specially the red moon which I missed.
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Amazing shots!
It's always darkest before it goes completely black.
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It was fascinating seeing the light returning to the moon!

I probably should have resurrected the old superzoom, which goes to 600mm, but it had a nasty attack of sticky rubber and... it would have been hell getting and keeping the moon in frame. It is not well enough made, and does not maintain concentric when zooming.

You use ball heads on tripods? I ordered one with a pan head, they sent one with a ball head and I decided to keep it... but I doubt that I will ever like it. So much simpler to be able to move the camera just in the chosen direction. Yet most photographers go for ball heads. Very tough with a tiny moon in the viewfinder: not sure that I'll even like it for something, say, bird-sized.
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Originally Posted by Nick-H View Post ou use ball heads on tripods? I ordered one with a pan head, they sent one with a ball head and I decided to keep it... but I doubt that I will ever like it. So much simpler to be able to move the camera just in the chosen direction. Yet most photographers go for ball heads. Very tough with a tiny moon in the viewfinder: not sure that I'll even like it for something, say, bird-sized.
First congrats for getting the perfect hues.
Yes I use ball heads. I really like the way it allows me to control minute adjustments. I bet that you would love a good one. Perhaps you simply should use it more, takes a bit of getting used to.
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Ball heads........ Called Ball and Socket, as in our bones.

Technology has overtaken tripods, as had digital over film. Costs less too.

We had cloud cover here, but I hope the event was well documented and enjoyed at Marina beach
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I managed some shots, but not as good as above:
I had tried out moon shots with a 200 and decided no - even my nice new 600 made tiny moon pics so I decided to try my cheapo Chinese 500 with its 2x extension.
Quality was not superb, but I thought adequate.
I had practiced finding the moon with the 500 and it didn't seem to difficult - a bit of zig-zagging and catch the white flash.
Then on the night the moon didn't rise until well in to full eclipse; I could barely see it with the naked eye and with the 1000 lens pre-set to infinity it seemed impossible. After 10 mins or so I was about to give up when I spotted a red glimmer.
Camera is newish, and lens is manual and tricky (thought I'd got exposure bracketing set up but I hadn't) - so deepest apologies for quality:














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p.s. one thing that sadly doesn't show is the faint blue-green tint to the earth shadow - top leftish in the last couple of shots.
p.p.s pan/tilt tripod - 14 from Aldi <g> - and a pre-loved D3 that is like moving up to a grand piano from a harmonica after my Finepix HS10
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Thanks for the encouragement! I think credit for the hue goes to the camera! Another thing that credit goes to the camera for is the JPEGs... I did take raw as well, but I can't do anything even vaguely moon like with them! In fact, so far, most of my experiments with raw simply perusade me that my camera can do better. Although a little adjustment of curves in Gimp is simple and effective.
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Yes I use ball heads. I really like the way it allows me to control minute adjustments. I bet that you would love a good one. Perhaps you simply should use it more, takes a bit of getting used to.
yeah yeah... I guess I need an expensive one! What I hate about the one I have is the difficulty of minute adjustments. Maybe it will wear in. I dare not lubricate it in case I get lens droop at just the wrong moment.
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Fluid heads... Gimbals...
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hope the event was well documented and enjoyed at Marina beach
Probably yes: by thousands. I was somewhere quieter
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Sydney was covered in deep cloud. No sightings were reported. Missed a once in lifetime event.
Thanks for the pictures folks.
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How are these glasses ? I have off and on, thought of buying one.
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I enjoyed my sleep as I enjoyed those intrepid souls who woke early and provided these wonderful photos for me to enjoy..
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It's one of those days when the moon looks special only in the photos but when you look up into the sky you can just make out the slightest difference- if you try.

Must be the pollution in Delhi. Or my lack of interest.

It's just the moon. Clouds have looked prettier.

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